Taft College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. Students and members of the public who wish to file a formal complaint to the ACCJC about one of its member institutions can contact the ACCJC in writing (428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814), by calling (415) 506-0234, or by visiting their website at ACCJC Complaints Against Member Institutions


Taft College
Institutional Self-Evaluation Report

Taft College’s accreditation status has been fully reaffirmed!


January 27, 2022 Action Letter


Peer Review Team Report

ISER Training Workshop - January 25, 2019

Members of the Strategic Planning Committee and selected campus leaders participated in a training workshop provided by ACCJC.

Taft College ISER Training Agenda

Taft ISER Training Presentation Jan 2019

SPC - Accreditation Retreat - May 10, 2019

The Strategic Planning Committee participated in a retreat to establish the guidelines and process for the development of the training for the Accreditation Steering Committee.

SPC Retreat Minutes – May 10, 2019

ISER Timeline Development - Spring 2019

The Strategic Planning Committee developed the timeline for the ISER process

ISER Timeline with revisions-Sept2020

Accreditation Steering Task Force - Fall 2019

The Accreditation Steering Task membership consists of Strategic Planning Committee members and leadership from key areas on campus. This task force had their first meeting on September 17, 2019.

Accreditation Steering Task Force

Accreditation Steering Task Force Development - Fall 2019

The Accreditation Steering Task Force Chairs and subcommittee members are identified and membership is confirmed.

Accreditation Subcommittee Membership

Advanced ISER Training - January 30, 2020

The Accreditation Steering Task Force and ISER Sub-committees participate in an Advanced ISER Training led by Gohar Momjian.

Taft Advanced ISER Training Jan 2020

ACCJC Webinar Series - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Quality Focus Essay (QFE): Leveraging Innovation to Improve Student Achievement
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Place: Quality Focus Essay (QFE) is the component of the ISER which provides the opportunity for member institutions to be innovative and to propose new ideas and projects that will improve student learning and/or student achievement at the institutional level. Learn from the panelists how this is your opportunity to reflect on data, be innovative, and proactive to achieve your institution’s mission and goals. Presenters will also discuss how Guided Pathways and Equity work can inform a college’s QFE.
Guest Panelists:
Randy Beach, ACCJC Commissioner; Faculty, Southwestern College
Stephanie Curry, Faculty, Reedley College; Academic Senate of California Community Colleges, North Representative
Gohar Momjian, ACCJC Vice President

Submission of Draft ISER Sections to ASTF - Fall 2020

The subcommittees of the ISER will complete drafts and submit to the ASTF for review.

ASTF Completes ISER - Spring 2021

The Accreditation Steering Task Force completes final draft of ISER.

Academic Senate Approval - May 3, 2021

The Academic Senate will review and approve the final ISER by May 3, 2021.

Governance Council Approval - May 2021

The Governance Council will approve the final draft of the ISER in May 2021.

Board Approval of ISER - June 15, 2021

The final ISER will go for Board approval on June 15, 2021.

Completion of Evidence Repository - June 30, 2021

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning will finalize the ISER evidence repository.

Submission of ISER to ACCJC - July 26, 2021

The ISER is submitted to ACCJC by July 26, 2021.

ACCJC Site Visit - September 2021

Taft College will undergo the ACCJC site visit September 27-30 2021.

ACCJC Action Letter - Spring 2022

ACCJC will send Action Letter in February of 2022.

2022-1-27- Action Letter – Reaffirmation